2017 MIT CONVERGE Application


2017 MIT CONVERGE Application

Deadline: October 10, 2017

The CONVERGE mission is to increase the presence of underrepresented and underserved students in MIT’s graduate programs. To achieve this goal, CONVERGE hosts a graduate school preview weekend on the MIT campus during the fall for select participants who will be strong applicants to MIT graduate programs.

More information can be found at http://odge.mit.edu/converge.


  • Must be available for the entirety of the CONVERGE program on November 16 – 18th
  • Must have a genuine interest in research and obtaining a PhD
  • Must be enrolled full-time in or recently graduated from a degree-granting program at a US institution (located in the US or its territories)
  • Must be juniors, seniors, recent graduates (Spring 2014 or later), or graduate students enrolled in a terminal Master’s degree program
  • Must have a grade point average of 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale) or higher
  • African American, Hispanic, Native American, Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander, first-generation students, and students from low socioeconomic backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply
  • International students enrolled full-time in a degree-granting program at a US institution are eligible to apply. Students who will receive their bachelor’s degree at an institution outside of the US and exchange students are NOT eligible to apply.

*IMPORTANT NOTE: CONVERGE does not admit students who are interested in the following three departments that participate in the MIT ACCESS program (http://access.mit.edu/):

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Material Sciences and Engineering

ALL application components, including 2-3 letters of recommendation, resume, and unofficial transcript(s) must be received by the deadline in order for your application to be reviewed. Instructions for submitting these materials can be found in the application.


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